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    According to the wholesome baby food chart, my 7 month can try chicken. How should I cook it? Can/Should I add any seasoning? Should it be white meat? I will buy it organic.
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    You can try boiling it or steaming it and add some veggies (obviously the ones that he's already tried and had no reactions to) to it to make it tasty. Has your LO had any seasonings with the foods he's already tried? If not, I would hold off until he has tried and is okay with eating chicken and then add seasoning. That way if he has a reaction, you won't need to guess if it was the chicken or the seasoning. I think on the wholesomebabyfood website, it says to give your LO dark meat because it's higher in iron and fat
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    I would bake it. It holds the most nutrients that way. If you bake it you can shred it with a fork when it's done and serve it that way. My ds loved shredded chicken. I agree with pp, and would start with dark meat first just because of the fat and iron. Chicken thighs are great As for seasoning, that's really a personal preference. If you're cooking a whole chicken, for example, I would season it the way you do normally, but if you're cooking just a thigh for your lo, I wouldn't bother. Also when dealing with seasoning, remember that salt should be kept relatively low (or non existent) until after the first year
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    Sorry...but, where's the "wholesome baby food chart"? I am looking for trying new things for my LO...she seems bored with baby food but still doesn't have teeth.
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    Thanks ladies! I think I'll try baking it first with no seasoning. Dark meat has more flavor right? I wouldn't know cause I only eat white. So I shouldn't be worried that he will choke on the shreds of chicken?
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